After our fabulous time at our wedding, we were ready for vacation! Our honeymoon to the Greek Islands began on June 23rd.
We flew from Chicago to Athens and took our first puddle jumper plane to Mykonos, the first island we visited.
We stayed in Mykonos for 4 days at a cute bed and breakfast hotel called Vienoula’s Garden. We had a balcony with a view of the hills of Myknonos and the Mediterranean Sea!
Mykonos is an island known for young crowds tanning on the beach during the day and partying at the clubs throughout the night.
Our first day we walked into town to see the old windmills – while they are no longer in use on the island, they are neat to see.
Next we walked over to Little Venice – a small part of the coast lined with cafés so close to the water you can feel the splash of the waves!
Lunch at Nikko’s, one of Mykonos’s many tavernas, consisted of a delicious avocado and prawn salad!
The only piece of evidence we saw on the whole trip of Greece’s current economic crisis.
Time for the beach life. Our first stop, Platis Gialis.
The water at all of the beaches was always a bit chilly at first, but refreshing and beautifully crystal clear!
Catching some sunrays.
Platis Gialis was lined with tons of cute cafes to lunch at.
We had a delicious Watermelon Feta Mint Salad drizzled with balsamic at Avli tou Thodori.
The following day we were on to the next beach, Super Paradise.
Cheers to Daiquiris and Strawberry Margaritas!
Happy Birthday Will! We had a seafood dinner of grilled calamari and mussels for Will’s birthday. With wine of course, always wine.
Next up, Paradise Beach!
Paradise Beach had a neat shallow sand bank out in the water – perfect photo opportunity!
We shopped around Mykonos town for souvenirs on our last day before heading to the next island.
Wild pelicans in Mykonos town!
At the edge of town is Mykonos port, a happening part of town with lots of people coming and going.
Boats and one of the many famous Byzantine style churches near port.
Mykonos port even had their own farmers market selling to the local restaurants!
We jumped on a Sea Jet catamaran to head to our next destination, Paros!